Used in the food industry
Because citric acid has a mild and refreshing acidity, it is widely used in the manufacture of beverages, soda, wine, candy, snacks, biscuits, canned fruit juice, dairy products and so on. Citric acid has a market share of more than 70% in all organic acids market, and flavoring agents can also be used as antioxidants in edible oils. At the same time, improve the sensory properties of food, enhance appetite and promote the digestion and absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the body. Anhydrous citric acid is used in solid beverage. Citric acid salts, such as calcium citrate and ferric citrate, are fortified with calcium and iron ions in certain foods. Citric acid esters, such as citric acid three ethyl ester, can be used as non-toxic plasticizers, plastic packaging for food packaging, beverages and food industry sour, preservatives.
For livestock production
Adding citric acid in piglet feed can early weaning, improve feed utilization rate 5% ~ 10%, increase sow litter size. Adding 1% - 2% citric acid in the diet of growing finishing pigs can increase daily gain, reduce feed to meat ratio, increase protein digestibility, reduce back fat thickness, and improve meat quality and carcass characteristics. Citric acid rare earth is a new type of feed additive, is suitable for pig, chicken, fish, shrimp, cattle, sheep, rabbit, silkworm and other animal, promote animal growth, improve product quality, improve the disease resistance and survival rate, improve feed conversion rate, shorten the feeding cycle etc..
Used in cosmetics
Citric acid belongs to a kind of acid, the main role is to accelerate the horny renewal, commonly used in emulsion, cream, shampoo, whitening products, anti-aging products, acne supplies. The renewal of cutin contributes to the peeling of melanin in the skin, the collection of pores, the dissolution of blackheads and so on.